Name: Rubber Band Heat Engine

Category: Thermodynamics

Subcategory: Entropy and the Second Law



Shine a heat lamp onto the rubber bands on one side of the heat engine. As the rubber bands are heated, they contract, moving the center of mass away from the center of rotation. This causes the engine to rotate!

Equipment: Rubber band wheel, Heat Lamps, Ring Stand

Location: Rubber band wheel: H104 B2, Heat Lamp H104 FR2

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